Library Hours

Monday  1 - 8    |    Tuesday 11 - 8    |    Wednesday 1 - 8    |    Thursday  11 - 8    |    Friday: 1 - 8    |    Saturdays: 10 - 2
All Ages

August Events

Pet Ownership Series:
  • Unusual Pets! Thursday, August 24th at 2:00 PM. Have allergies to furry friends? Then you need to meet Ashley Corio and her crew of remarkable, un-furry pets: Maverick (a boa) Louis (a kingsnake) French Toast (a python) Zeus (a blue-tongue skink) Oona (a bearded dragon) and Toad (a leopard gecko.) Learn what it takes to be a pet owner of these uncommon animals. Please register in advance.

  • Beautiful Bunnies! Tuesday, August 29th at 1:00 PM. Pet owner, Maisen will explain how to care for a pet rabbit including its habitat, diet and tips for handling them safely. She may even have a few tricks to show you! This program is suitable for children ages 4 and up. Please register in advance.

Movie Matinee for Adults 
La La Land on Tuesday, August 22nd at 2:00 PM. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as an actress and musician chasing their dreams in this music-filled masterpiece that won 6 Oscars including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle. Refreshments will be served. Please register in advance.

Art Classes for Kids
Children ages 6-10 on Tuesday, August 22nd at 2:00 PM in the William Udicious Pavilion with Jennifer Martin of Cobblestone Art Lessons. Its summer time, so join us as we paint with water balloon bubbles and draw with sidewalk chalk. Learn a fun modern bubble technique to create an underwater scene. We will play a water balloon game to learn primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Please register your child in advance.

Wine Pairing Night 
A Riesling to Remember! On Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30 PM in the William Udicious Pavilion, come and enjoy Rieslings from across the country, along with a focus on well-regarded choices from the Finger Lakes. Wine aficionado, Joan Caryl, will help us pair these wines with a variety of foods that are great for warm weather. Hopefully you’ll find a Riesling to remember! There is a $5 tasting fee, payable that night. You must be 21 to participate. Space is limited; please call to register in advance.

Rush Reader’s Book Club 
Will meet on Thursday, August 24th and Thursday, August 31st from 7-9:00 PM. This month’s selection is rescheduled from June: 
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. “Set in the Adirondacks in 1906 against the backdrop of the murder that inspired the true story, An American Tragedy, Ms. Donnelly’s astonishing debut novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and totally original.” Coffee and dessert will be served. Please register in advance.

Duck Sock Hop Night! 
Join Erin on Friday, August 25th from 6:30-7:30 PM for stories, art and music! Wear your craziest, most colorful socks, and dance like a duck who waddles and rocks. Hear a story sitting all together, then give your duck silly socks and a feather! Please register in advance for this fun family event

Knit Chicks 
Our drop-in fiber crafting club meets up on the second and last Saturday of each month, the next meet up is 26th at 10:30 AM. Share your patterns and experience and make new friends. New members are welcome, coffee and snacks provided.

September Events

Knit Chicks! 
Join our community of fiber artists and charitable makers on two Saturdays, September 9th and 30th at 10:30 AM in the library meeting room. Coffee and crafty ideas are there in abundance! New members are welcome, no registration required.

Lego Club
resumes on Tuesdays, September 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 3:45-4:30 PM. Boys and Girls ages 6-10 are welcome to come and build with some of our newest Lego kits or be creative and build your own structure. Space is limited and registration is required. 

Drop-In Story Time
For children ages 2-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) on Thursdays, September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 11:30 AM-Noon. Expose your child to the wonder of books at an early age; studies have shown that story times can provide many opportunities to help children develop early literacy skills. No prior registration is necessary- just drop- in! 

Social Security Class for Baby Boomers
will be held on Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00 PM by popular demand. You’ll learn what Social Security is, how to enroll, what a survivor benefit is, how payout is calculated, and how to determine what is right for each individual. This educational program will be facilitated by Patrick Kelly, Financial Advisor at Swiss Bank. Please register in advance. 

View Finders
Our dynamic photography group meets on Monday, September 11th and Wednesday, September 13th from 2:30-4:30 PM. Please bring three photographs on a flash drive or printed out to share, and you’ll receive feedback in a friendly environment. This month’s optional theme will be Unique Architecture. All skill levels are welcome, coffee and dessert will be served. Please register in advance.

Bedtime Story Time!
Tuesday, September 12th from 6:45-7:30 PM. In honor of Make Your Bed Day, children ages 2 and up are invited to come and listen to stories and have a bedtime snack. Wear your PJs and bring your favorite snuggly. All children who register in advance will receive a FREE book courtesy of Kohl’s Department Store. 

Family Finders
Will resume on Friday, September 22nd at 1:00 PM. Join Cathy Frank on that elusive search for your ancestors. You may be surprised at what you will find! Please register in advance.

Rush Readers’ Book Club 
For September we’ll be discussing The Round House, by Louise Erdrich, 2012 National Book Award Winner. “This novel transports readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota; it’s an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.” Join us for discussion and dessert of Thursday, Sept. 28th and October 5th from 7-9:00 PM. Please register for a seat.

Looking ahead to October...

Medicare Program for Baby Boomers
Tuesday, Oct. 3rd at 7:00 PM. Learn about the complexities of Medicare and the use of private insurance to cover medical expenses not covered by Medicare- also known as Medigap Coverage. You’ll understand the challenges that long-term care expenses can have on someone’s assets, and the various types of insurance available to protect them. This program will be presented facilitated by Patrick Kelly, Financial Advisor at Swiss Bank. Please register in advance. 

Rush Fall Festival
On Saturday, Oct. 7th, The Friends of the Library will be sponsoring an Antique Appraiser, Laurie Ceracchi, of TLC Household Appraisals. You may bring 2 pieces to be appraised, so start combing your closets and attic now, but no rugs or firearms, please. More details about the time of this event will be in the next newsletter.

We welcome your ideas for programs and your feedback. 
Call or email the library director anytime:

  •     Note to our patrons: If you sign up for a program, but later realize that you cannot attend, please call the 
    library to  cancel your registration. Often there are patrons waiting for a space to open up so they can 
    register for a “full” program. Thank you for your consideration.

  •     We try to make services and programs available to patrons of all abilities, including those with disabilities. 
    Please let us know in advance of any special needs you many require so that we can accommodate you or 
    your child.

All Ages
All Ages
All Ages
Rush Public Library
Growing readers since 1914
5977 East Henrietta Road, Rush NY 14543            
Located at the Rush Town Hall     

(585) 533-1370